• European family road trip itinerary: England to Italy

    European family road trip itinerary: England to …

    Why take a European family road trip? There’s a lot to be said for short flights and quick transfers for getting you swiftly away from the humdrum of everyday life to your family holiday destination.…

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    Piazzas in Italy: a guide to the best Italian squares

    Piazzas in Italy: a guide to the …

    It’s very easy when you visit Italy to rush around and tick off as many sights as possible, after all it is a rather lovely country. However, a far better way to get to know…

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    The Dolomites with kids in summer: the Val d’Ega

    The Dolomites with kids in summer: the …

    If you’re considering a trip to the Dolomites with kids in summertime, I can highly recommend staying in Obereggen in the Val d’Ega and exploring the trails of the Latemar Massif. This is one of…

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    Towers in Italy to climb for a great view

    Towers in Italy to climb for a …

    Towers in Italy to climb for a great view There’s nothing quite like climbing bell towers or castles in Italy for a great view. And if the structures lean at an alarming angle or were…

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    Italy driving holiday with kids: Tuscany to Le Marche

    Italy driving holiday with kids: Tuscany to …

    Why take an Italy driving holiday with kids? Over the last 20 years I’ve lived, worked and holidayed in the Italian regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche. As people often ask me about Italy…

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    Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, Sicily

    Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, …

    The first stop on our spring 2017 trip through eastern Sicily was Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), in the south east of the island. I wanted to give my boys a perfect introduction to Sicily and my…

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    The best beaches in Sicily: a complete guide

    The best beaches in Sicily: a complete …

    The best beaches in Sicily Whether you’re after miles of soft white sand, sleepy fishing villages, volcanic rocks to kayak past or a people-watching resort, you’ll find everything you need in Sicily. If you’re visiting…

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    Things to do in Umbria with kids

    Things to do in Umbria with kids

    Umbria family holidays To many, Umbria in central Italy is a perfect holiday destination, brimming with natural beauty, incredible culture and superb cuisine. But can you visit Umbria with kids? Well, provided you balance out…

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    An Italian beach holiday in Grottammare

    An Italian beach holiday in Grottammare

    An angry man strides towards us, he’s wearing swimming trunks and a T-shirt, I’m unsure of his place in the hierarchy of the beach but he gives off an air of authority. He castigates us…

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    Off the beaten track holidays in Europe for families

    Off the beaten track holidays in Europe …

    When you have children, it’s very tempting to stick to the same family-friendly holiday destination each year. There’s something reassuring, when you’re parting with lots of hard earned money, to return to the same child-friendly…

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